Homeward Bound, 2008 travel blog

We pulled away from Two Rivers Campground this morning about 10 o’clock. We are starting our next adventure. Briefly, the plan is to spend a few days in Montgomery, Alabama before going over to Perry, Georgia to visit with family. After that we will be heading south on I-75 to connect with I-10 in Florida. We’ll make a right on I-10 and head to Texas eventually driving up the Oregon coast and spending a couple months in Washington State.

So this morning we got started early taking down the holiday decorations and getting the Montana back to a condition at which it could travel down America’s highways. Gene went to fuel up the truck at the station just down the street from the campground where the diesel has been the lowest of anywhere in Davidson County for the entire time we have been here. He has been paying only about $2.15 for the past 6 weeks. However, he was distressed when, not even an hour later, we were hitched and passing by the station on our way to the interstate that he noticed the price had dropped another 10¢.

Our drive to Birmingham today was uneventful. It was cloudy most of the way with a very light drizzle early. By afternoon we were starting to see a few small patches of blue sky and I even put on my sunglasses for a few minutes. I-65 from Nashville to Birmingham was in good condition with very little construction and very light traffic, making for a pleasant drive. Within Birmingham City Limits, the road surface deteriorated quickly, but at least it was over in about 10 minutes. We stopped for fuel at a Flying J just as we were approaching Birmingham. There was a pothole on the entrance ramp that the truck could have fit into. Luckily, we saw it in time to get around without difficulty. We are camped on the south side of town and will make our way to Montgomery in the morning.

Gene commented about the time we got to the TN/AL state line that he finally feels like his retirement is starting. That’s a good feeling to have and we’re are looking forward to a fantastic trip in 2009.

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